Add Outlines To Screen Captures Taken With Snip & Sketch In Windows 10

Snip & Sketch app in Windows 10 is useful for taking screenshots and annotating them. It can be configured to add a default outline or border to these captured screenshots or snips. Here is how: Open the Windows 10 search box (Win key + S) and type in Snip & Sketch. Choose the app and open it. Click on the ellipsis buttons at the right of the Snip & Sketch window that is displayed. Then...

Enable Periodic Scanning Of Windows 10 PC With Microsoft Defender

Microsoft Defender Antivirus can be set to periodically scan Windows 10 PCs even if a third-party antivirus product is installed and active. Here’s how: From the system tray, right-click on the Windows Security icon and select View security dashboard. Then click on Virus & threat protection. Scroll down to the Microsoft Defender Antivirus options section and expand it. Over here enable...

Rename Virtual Desktops In Windows 10

Virtual desktops in Windows 10 have a default naming scheme like Desktop 1, Desktop 2, and so on and can be directly accessed using the shortcut keys Win key +Tab. (More on keyboard shortcuts for virtual desktops can be found here). However, with the May 2020 version 2004 update, you can now rename them too as needed which makes it easy to locate and use them. Checking and updating to version 2004: For...

Schedule Skype Meetings Using Windows 10 Calendar App

Skype meetings can be directly scheduled using the Calendar app in Windows 10. The attendees only need a Skype account to join and it can be done directly through a browser or with the Skype app. Here is how: Open the Calendar app from the Windows 10 start menu. You can also search for it using the search icon from the taskbar or by using Win key +S. Next, click on the + button to add an event in...

Free Up Disk Space In Windows 10 By Deleting Windows Update Files

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Windows 10 preserves a copy of all the applied updates even when newer updates are applied. While this is useful when trying to roll back updates, it gradually consumes a lot of disk space over time. Here is how to delete them if using Storage sense to free up disk space doesn’t help : Open the Run box (shortcut key – Win key+ R) and type in : services.msc   Next, scroll down to...

Add Different Calendars To The Windows 10 Calendar App

The Calendar app in Windows 10 comes with additional calendars that can be added to your Microsoft account to keep track of sporting events, TV channels/shows and country specific national holidays. (If you have already configured other email accounts like Gmail etc in the Mail app, those calendars will be automatically available in the Calendar app). Here is how to add these extra calendars : Open...